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Community members honored at Impact Awards

 

The First Annual Impact Awards Night Celebration was held this week to honor locals who have worked to drive the area’s economy forward.

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Hair apparent: Manteca woman takes shortcut to hair-care career goals

From left, Ashley Almeida, Amy Gann and Diane Trascapoulos are stylists at California Stylin’ in Manteca. Gann, 20, recently bought the business from the previous owner who retired after 32 years.

MANTECA—It has long been her goal to be the owner of a hair salon, but Amy Gann didn’t expect it to happen so quickly.

At 20 years old, Gann bought California Stylin’, a salon that has been around for 32 years … 12 years longer than she’s been alive.

Patti Flatter originally opened the business all those years ago, but retirement came calling and she put the salon on the market. Or, specifically, on Craigslist.

Gann has been cutting hair a little more than two years.

“I was looking online for a week straight, trying to find a good deal and a good little salon to take over, and this was on [Craigslist],” Gann said. “That’s how it came about.”

The budding stylist said she had help from family to make the purchase, one that she had to take advantage of... Read More

UOP pursues documentary on Moscone

From left, documentary filmmaker Steve Talbot, Pacific Associate Professor Dr. Teresa Bergman, and Jonathan Moscone discuss the process of developing the documentary on George Moscone’s life and career.

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Delta College holding events to honor Women’s History Month

Dolores Huerta gave a talk regarding the documentary film “Dolores” at Delta College in Stockton.

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Chamber announces Murphy as ATHENA Award recipient

The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce has selected a champion of local entrepreneurs as its 2017 ATHENA Award recipient.

 

Gillian Murphy

On Sept. 15, the organization announced it had selected Gillian Murphy, a long-time advocate of small business and a mentor to female entrepreneurs throughout the area.

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Athena Young Professional award recipient announced by Stockton Chamber

 

Kristen Dyke, left, CEO and director of Port City Marketing in Stockton, was chosen as this year’s ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award recipient.

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McGeorge welcomes new dean – Michael Hunter Schwartz

McGeorge welcomes new dean – Michael Hunter Schwartz

University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law welcomed Michael Hunter Schwartz, a national leader in legal education reform, as its new dean. He started on July 1, 2017.

Schwartz previously served as the dean of the William H. Bowen School of Law at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. During his tenure there, the law school overhauled its curriculum, greatly expanded its support for student success and bar pass, and created a cutting-edge student mentoring program that received the American Bar Association's prestigious Gambrell Professsionalism Award. Schwartz has climbed the National Jurist's list of the 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education for the past three years, this year being ranked ninth. He has written extensively on teaching law, including What the Best Law Teachers Do, published by Harvard University Press. Schwartz is the 10th dean of McGeorge School of Law.